Lisa-Marie Monsanto focuses her practice on representing financial institutions, private equity funds, issuers and other parties in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of a broad range of financing transactions with commercial and bilateral/multilateral development finance institutions. She is experienced in project finance, secured and unsecured single bank, club and syndicated credit facilities, first lien/second lien financing, mezzanine financing, export finance and equipment finance. She also has a background in a wide range of specialized capital markets products.
Lisa-Marie also represents small- and medium-sized companies in their financings with various bilateral/multilateral development finance institutions and equity sponsors. She focuses on businesses that are growing in emerging markets in Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
Lisa-Marie serves as a loan originator for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Enterprise Development Network (EDN), an alliance with the private sector designed to support small- and medium-sized enterprises expanding into emerging markets overseas. Lisa-Marie represents project sponsors in their applications for OPIC loans, guarantees and grants for technical assistance and political risk insurance.
American Bar Association, International Law and Business Law Section
Rotary Club of Washington, DC, District 7620 Humanitarian Grants Committee chair, World Community Service Committee co-chair
The White House Project DC Leadership Circle, founder and corporate council member
Women’s Foreign Policy Group, Leadership Circle
Women’s World Banking, LEADer